2014 Midwest USA Redux travel blog

Ashland, WI - Kreher Park - site 11

Ashland, WI - Kreher Park - site 11, another view

Ashland, WI - Kreher Park - site 11, and another

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 0 - our route - 89...

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 1 - entering Wisconsin

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 2 - still hilly

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 3 - Lots of wildflowers

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 4 - the Bad River Casino...

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 5 - young entrepeneurs selling lemonade...

Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 6 - downtown Ashland

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Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI 9 - a beautiful old church

Apostle Islands Trip 0 - our route - 48 miles

Apostle Islands Trip 1 - just west of Ashland as we look...

Apostle Islands Trip 2 -Downtown Bayfield, WI - home of the Apostle...

Apostle Islands Trip 3 - a pretty plant

Apostle Islands Trip 4 - the Bay Front Inn

Apostle Islands Trip 5 - a pretty nice pizza joint!

Apostle Islands Trip 6 - lots of tourists in town

Apostle Islands Trip 7 - more than a little Goldenrod at the...

Apostle Islands Trip 8 - worked real hard today catching those minnows!!

Apostle Islands Trip 9 - no air power here on the leeward...

Apostle Islands Trip 10 - the remains of the old quarry on...

Apostle Islands Trip 11 - most of the Apostle Islands shoreline look...

Apostle Islands Trip 12 - a young Bald Eagle about a quarter...

Apostle Islands Trip 13 - Lookout Rock at the end of Hermit...

Apostle Islands Trip 14 - a few kayakers on the way

Apostle Islands Trip 15 - an old fish camp on Manitou Island

Apostle Islands Trip 16 - a warning of the shallow shoal stretching...

Apostle Islands Trip 17 - a national park service boat taking a...

Apostle Islands Trip 18 - the sea caves of Devil's Island

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Apostle Islands Trip 24 - and the lighthouse

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Apostle Islands Trip 32 - a tanker headed for Superior, WI or...

Apostle Islands Trip 33 - a broader view of the end of...

Apostle Islands Trip 34 - the lighthouse on Raspberry Island

Apostle Islands Trip 35 - the lightkeeper and family housed on the...

Apostle Islands Trip 36 - this group of gulls swirled around the...

Apostle Islands Trip 37 - the boat finally putting some distance between...

Apostle Islands Trip 38 - many had their sails up

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The 89 miles from Bruce Crossing, MI to Ashland, WI was a short trip with about half of it covering the same area we had been through on the Ontonagon trip so not a whole lot of travel pictures. We were able to find a real nice site in Kreher Park and set up shortly after noon, having water and 50 amps, so-so Verizon, and we had to maneuver a little bit to get the satellite around the one lone tree around us.

We didn't do much else on that day or the next but relax. Tuesday we headed for Bayfield, WI and took the 3¼ hour Apostle Island Cruise. This was much like the Pictured Rocks cruise but the only real scenic area was the sea caves at the northern most island: Devil's Island. It is not sheltered by any of the other islands and receives the full impact of the wind-driven waves on its north shore. Other than the 30 minutes spent at Devil's Island the rest of the tour was just a relaxing tour looking at boats on Lake Superior and enjoying the sub 70° temperatures! I did include a few photos of the trip.

Wednesday we just lazed around the Mothership again. Is this starting to seem repetitive?? Yep, we're retired and loving it!! Even though the temperature got up into the 70s, we had a nice breeze and didn't need the air conditioner at all.

Thursday , we went into Ashland to see the Ashland Murals which are magnificent. They are so real you feel like you are really in the picture with them, especially the storefront scene.

Tomorrow, we head for South Range,WI which is a little east of Superior, WI. We plan on spending four nights there while visiting a couple of state parks to see their falls.

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